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National Walking Month


Walking is one of the easiest ways to improve our health and stay connected to our community, helping us feel less lonely and isolated.

This year, we're inviting you to discover the #MagicOfWalking and celebrate the many health and happiness benefits of walking and wheeling.

We want to know what makes walking magical for you! Does it create a space for you to connect with your loved ones? Or does it simply allow you to tune out of the everyday chatter and tune in to birdsong? 

Share your magical walking moments with us on social media using the hashtag #MagicOfWalking.

A woman in an orange coat walks past graffiti holding an umbrella
Tell us your #MagicOfWalking story to be entered into a prize draw to win a £300 shopping voucher!

Download your free national walking month media pack

We would love your help in spreading the word about National Walking Month, that's why we've put together a pack of resources to help you share the magic of walking.

The pack includes: 

  • Digital and print posters
  • Social media posts
  • Social media shareables
  • Free image galleries
a woman crouches down to take a photo of wildflowers


During National Walking Month we are challenging you to walk for 20 minutes every day. That's why we've put together 20 tips to help you fit 20 minutes of walking into your day. From inviting friends for a walk to taking a post-work stroll, how many#Try20 tips can you do during National Walking Month and beyond? 

Click below to visit our #Try20 page and download a free challenge checklist!


During National Walking Month we will also celebrate Walk to School Week (20–24 May). We will be encouraging families across the country to ditch the school run and walk to school for the whole week, with special activity packs available for pupils.  

Last year, over 365,000 pupils across the UK took part. This year's challenge encourages children to travel actively to school every day of the week. Meeting various magical beings along the way, they will learn about how active travel benefits individuals, communities and the planet. 

Click below to find out more about our fun Walk to School Week packs.

A group of children and adults walk to school with Living Streets mascot Strider

follow the action on social media #NationalWalkingMonth